merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)
and nothing more
"I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more.
purely; unmixedly; absolutely
not otherwise than; simply; barely; only
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1332
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3103
Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Adverbs Frequency: #125
The numerical value of merely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of merely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Under( the governor's) view, a budget is merely a suggestion and the legislature is merely an advisory body, we strongly disagree.
This was not merely a mass shooting, not merely a matter of gun violence, this was a racial hate crime and must be confronted as such.
It is merely regularizing the existing reality in a way that permits both countries to extend normal public services to the residents of these areas.
Some watches are more branding than substance, watch out for brands with bloated prices thanks to merely adding precious metals and jewels to base watches and movements that aren't worth very much.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
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Translations for merely
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- про́ста, то́лькіBelarusian
- merament, simplementCatalan, Valencian
- lediglich, bloß, nur, schierGerman
- ainoastaan, vain, pelkästäänFinnish
- uniquement, simplement, seulementFrench
- csak, csupánHungarian
- soltanto, solamente, semplicemente, meramenteItalian
- 単に, ただ, ばかりJapanese
- sōlum, tantumLatin
- alleen, louterDutch
- tʼóóNavajo, Navaho
- somente, meramentePortuguese
- abia, doarRomanian
- лишь, про́сто, то́лько, всего́-на́всегоRussian
- prosto, jedinoSerbo-Croatian
- sadece, yalnızcaTurkish
- про́сто, ті́льки, лише́Ukrainian
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